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Synopsis : Uncommon Arrangements written by Katie Roiphe, published by Hachette UK which was released on 2010-02-04. Download Uncommon Arrangements Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 'Uncommon Arrangementsisa vibrant, compelling portrait of these people's inner lives,and positively fizzes with scandal and emotion . ..This isa marvellous paradeof old-fashioned British eccentricity .. . Their trials make for themost ... -- Drawing on the memoirs, letters and diaries of a group of British intellectuals writing between 1910 and the Second World War, UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS paints a witty and insightful portrait of seven 'marriages a la mode', each triumphantly casting off Victorian inhibitions and pursuing bohemian ideals of freedom and equality. But as well as love and passion, there were tolerance, denial, anger, jealousy and drama. The Bloomsbury group's Clive and Vanessa Bell opened up their marriage to accommodate Vanessa's live-in lovers, and Clive's obsession with his sister-in-law, Virginia Woolf. H.G. Well's steadfast wife sent her love to his mistress Rebecca West when their son was born. And Vera Brittain and Katherine Mansfield, more devoted to their work than to their husbands, wrestled with unfulfilled desires. This is both a fascinating exploration of love, affection and friendship in marriage, and a brilliantly entertaining account of a dazzling era of high-society high living.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-04 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Drawing on the memoirs, letters and diaries of a group of British intellectuals writing between 1910 and the Second World War, UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS paints a witty and insightful portrait of seven 'marriages a la mode', each triumphantly casting off Victorian inhibitions and pursuing bohemian ideals of freedom and equality. But as well as love and passion, there were tolerance, denial, anger, jealousy and drama. The Bloomsbury group's Clive and Vanessa Bell opened up their marriage to accommodate Vanessa's live-in lovers, and Clive's obsession with his sister-in-law, Virginia Woolf. H.G. Well's steadfast wife sent her love to his mistress Rebecca West when their son was born. And Vera Brittain and Katherine Mansfield, more devoted to their work than to their husbands, wrestled with unfulfilled desires. This is both a fascinating exploration of love, affection and friendship in marriage, and a brilliantly entertaining account of a dazzling era of high-society high living.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-26 - Publisher: Dial Press
Katie Roiphe’s stimulating work has made her one of the most talked about cultural critics of her generation. Now this bracing young writer delves deeply into one of the most layered of subjects: marriage. Drawn in part from the private memoirs, personal correspondence, and long-forgotten journals of the British literary community from 1910 to the Second World War, here are seven “marriages à la mode”—each rising to the challenge of intimate relations in more or less creative ways. Jane Wells, the wife of H.G., remained his rock, despite his decade-long relationship with Rebecca West (among others). Katherine Mansfield had an irresponsible, childlike romance with her husband, John Middleton Murry, that collapsed under the strain of real-life problems. Vera Brittain and George Gordon Catlin spent years in a “semidetached” marriage (he in America, she in England). Vanessa Bell maintained a complicated harmony with the painter Duncan Grant, whom she loved, and her husband, Clive. And her sister Virginia Woolf, herself no stranger to marital particularities, sustained a brilliant running commentary on the most intimate details of those around her. Every chapter revolves around a crisis that occurred in each of these marriages—as serious as life-threatening illness or as seemingly innocuous as a slightly tipsy dinner table conversation—and how it was resolved…or not resolved. In these portraits, Roiphe brilliantly evokes what are, as she says, “the fluctuations and shifts in attraction, the mysteries of lasting affection, the endurance and changes in love, and the role of friendship in marriage.” The deeper mysteries at stake in all relationships.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: Chronicle Books
This visually magnificent book unveils the alluring world of uncommon botanicals, including a prickly cactus that played a storied role in the founding of an ancient city, a tiny pink mushroom that glows green in the dark, and a magnificent blue cactus with rows of golden spines. Celebrated paper designer Kate Alarcón reveals the rich histories and unique characteristics behind 30 remarkable plants alongside instructions for crafting stunning paper versions of each one. These eye-catching creations make perfect wedding centerpieces, beautiful arrangements (that never wilt!) to brighten a home, and cheerful gifts for any occasion. Brimming with fascinating botanical trivia, vivid photography, and essential design techniques, this is a breathtaking resource for flower lovers, crafters, and anyone fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book has three key aims: first, to show how the legal treatment of cohabiting couples has changed over the past four centuries, from punishment as fornicators in the seventeenth century to eventual acceptance as family in the late twentieth; second, to chart how the language used to refer to cohabitation has changed over time and how different terms influenced policy debates and public perceptions; and, third, to estimate the extent of cohabitation in earlier centuries. To achieve this it draws on hundreds of reported and unreported cases as well as legislation, policy papers and debates in Parliament; thousands of newspaper reports and magazine articles; and innovative cohort studies that provide new and more reliable evidence as to the incidence (or rather the rarity) of cohabitation in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. It concludes with a consideration of the relationship between legal regulation and social trends.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-01 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
New scholarly assessments of Katherine Mansfield's relationships with Continental Europe and the European reception of her workThe inaugural volume of Katherine Mansfield Studies illuminates Mansfield's literary and personal relationships with Continental Europe. The essays explore Mansfield's absorption of French literature and thought, highlighting affinities with Henri Bergson's interpretations of consciousness and with the writings of Marcel Proust. There are important insights into the memorable letters written by Mansfield whilst trapped in Paris under German Bombardment in 1918. Beyond France, we are offered an intriguing view of Mansfield's literary and critical afterlife in Czechoslovakia, and of the cosmopolitanism that characterised her entire life and writing. Also in this volume - appearing in the wake of the publication of the final volume of her collected letters - Mansfield's own practice as a reviewer is explored as a counter-balance to her current critical reception. With a preface by a distinguished editor and scholar of Mansfield and a rich creative writing section that includes work by several eminent New Zealand writers.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-17 - Publisher: OrangeBooks Publication
This Edited Book includes 13 Chapters and each chapter reviews the existing socio-legal problems, policies and their impact on contemporary society. With Contribution of trusted leading scholars this edited book is a comprehensive guide to understand the latest societal and legal issues. This edited book is sincere efforts to study prevalent social problems and their solutions through legal approach and useful not only for the Students of Law, Sociology, Criminology and other related Social Science Disciplines but also for Academicians and Policy Makers.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-17 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Focusing on the intersection of religion, law and politics in contemporary liberal democracies, an analysis of the secular state applies a global focus to the subject of religious freedom from historical and philosophical viewpoints to illuminate many of today's most hotly contested debates.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-16 - Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
When President of the Irish Republic Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he remarked to Lord Birkenhead, 'I may have signed my actual death warrant.' In August 1922 during the Irish Civil War, that prophecy came true – Collins was shot and killed by a fellow Irishman in a shocking political assassination. So ended the life of the greatest of all Irish nationalists, but his visions and legacy lived on. This authorative and comprehensive biography presents the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime, whose idealistic vigour and determination were matched only by his political realism and supreme organisational abilities. Coogan's biography provides a fascinating insight into a great political leader, whilst vividly portraying the political unrest in a divided Ireland, that can help to shape our understanding of Ireland's recent tumultuous socio-political history.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-30 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
It is our pleasure to place before you the book Digital Forensic Science. This book makes up a major part of the broad specialty of Digital Forensic Science, comprising mainly of tools and technologies of cyber forensic experts for their future practice. This book has been designed to merge a range of new ideas and unique works of authors from topics like fundamental principles of forensic cyber analysis, and protocols and rules needed for the best digital forensics. We hope that it will be useful to practitioners of forensic medicine, experts, cyber experts, law makers, investigating authorities, and undergraduate and postgraduate medical school graduates of medicine.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Twenty years after Stephen Hawking's 9-million-copy selling A Brief History of Time, pioneering theoretical physicist Sean Carroll takes our investigation into the nature of time to the next level. You can't unscramble an egg and you can't remember the future. But what if time doesn't (or didn't!) always go in the same direction? Carroll's paradigm-shifting research suggests that other universes experience time running in the opposite direction to our own. Exploring subjects from entropy and quantum mechanics to time travel and the meaning of life, Carroll presents a dazzling new view of how we came to exist.
Authors: Jack L. Davis, Vasiliki Florou, Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-01 - Publisher: ISD LLC
Carl Blegen is the most famous American archaeologist ever to work in Greece, and no American has ever had a greater impact on Greek archaeology. Yet Blegen, unlike several others of his generation, has found no biographer. In part, the explanation for this must lie in the fact that his life was so multifaceted: not only was he instrumental in creating the field of Aegean prehistory, but Blegen, his wife, and their best friends, the Hills ("the family"), were also significant forces in the social and intellectual community of Athens. Authors who have contributed to this book have each researched one aspect of Blegen's life, drawing on copious documentation in the United States, England, and Greece. The result is a biography that sets Blegen and his closest colleagues in the social and academic milieu that gave rise to the discipline of classical archaeology in Greece.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-25 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
When Elizabeth von Arnim anonymously published her debut Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898), she became a literary star overnight. The mystery surrounding the identity of this witty aristocratic diarist in her romantic garden kept readers guessing: Who was Elizabeth? A Prussian Princess? The daughter of Queen Victoria? Throughout her long and successful career as one of England’s best satirical novelists, von Arnim never officially revealed her identity. Instead, to her readers and friends she simply became known as “Elizabeth.” From her first book to her capricious autobiography All the Dogs of My Life (1936), throughout her career von Arnim would explore questions of identity and self-representation. And in spite of von Arnim’s love of masquerades and guises, her books include funny and surprisingly personal meditations on the challenges of being a woman writer wrestling with a masculine literary tradition, of taking pride in one’s commercial success while moving in Modernist circles, and of being both a hard-working professional and an elegant hostess. In tracing the conflict between femininity and authorship in von Arnim’s works, this book engages with key literary issues of the time. Von Arnim’s early books offer a witty critique of New Woman fiction. Von Arnim’s self-positioning on the literary market and her relationships with writers like Katherine Mansfield, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf shed light on the relationship between middlebrow and modernist literature. Von Arnim’s complex autobiography, finally, gives a tentative answer to the all-important question: can a writing woman be a lady?